I am back briefly this weekend on Sunday with the newest evolution of our Ultimate Eye Support formula. For more than a decade, it has represented the most-advanced, natural, internal-protection for your eyes. From the moment we open our eyes as infants and allow visible light (radiation) to enter our eyes, the process of damage commences. Even the healthiest of eyes, experience damage as a result of the work they must do over the course of our lifetime, so it is just basic common sense to give them the tools to protect and repair themselves from this damage. Today, we have made Ultimate Eye Support even more uniquely protective and comprehensive than it already was by adding Gamma Tocopherol, which is the most protective and important form of Vitamin E, but which is sadly ignored by all leading eye formulas, and even more surprising, by separate Vitamin E formulas. I doubt there is another eye formula in the world that offers our levels of Lutein and Zeaxanthin, along with our unique Gamma Tocopherol. It was almost two decades ago that Ultimate Eye Support first introduced Lutein and more than a decade ago that we brought you Zeaxanthin. If you go back a couple of decades, our Ultimate Eye Support focused on Vitamins C, E and A (as natural beta carotene), along with the anthocyanin-rich extracts of Bilberry for night vision. Decades of our monitoring the research has resulted in the latest update to this formula that ensures you provide your body with the most important tools to preserve and protect the best vision possible.
Once again, I highly recommend you visit the National Institutes of Health research database at www.pubmed.gov. I recommend doing a simple search on the words, Lutein and/or Zeaxanthin with the words Retina or Macular or Vision, etc. You will be amazed at the hundreds and in some cases, thousands of studies that appear in these searches. It once again assures you of the serious science that supports this formula. Of course, as I tried to remind everyone last week with Omega-3s and this despite the fact that our Omega-3 formula is perhaps the best in the world, our diet is the first place we should seek our Omega-3s. However, it is clear that the American diet does not provide healthy levels of Omega-3s and Americans do even worse when it comes to the green leafy vegetables that supply our eyes with Lutein and Zeaxanthin. Unfortunately, for most folks it means that without an eye supplement, our eyes lack the nutrients necessary for optimum vision, as well as, to protect their health throughout our lifetime. It is easy to sum up the importance of all this with one simple scientific fact: In the vital macular region of the retina of a healthy eye, you will find the body’s highest levels of Lutein, Zeaxanthin and the Omega-3, DHA. All three! Sadly, our body can’t make them, so it is up to us to provide them either by a rich, healthy, comprehensive diet or a healthy, comprehensive eye supplement.
Here are some answers to a couple of questions that have come in:
First, our tea bags are natural and biodegradable and not made from wood pulp, like typical paper bags. As I mentioned, they are naturally derived from corn, but they contain NO corn allergens whatsoever. It is a simple polymer of lactic acid (a normal cellular metabolite) derived from corn that is 100% biodegradable. No worries at all. If it were not the best choice of a teabag I would not be using it, since remember, I also drink this tea every day.
Next, I have often been asked whether the levels of Vitamin C, Folic Acid and Vitamin B12 are too high when consumed in multiple formulas. The answer is that they are not a problem at all. I take almost all my formulas and over the years, the levels have been changed, since so many of you also take multiple products. At one time, my “basic” multivitamin contained 10,000 mg of Vitamin C and 2,500 mg of Vitamin B12 and 2,000 mcg of Folic Acid. Those levels have been reduced to 1,000 mg, 250 mcg and 400 mcg, respectively. In short, over the decades, as more formulas arise and deliver more opportunities to afford more comprehensive nutrition and protection, our formulas have reduced their content of these ancillary nutrients. Personally, I no longer choose to take 10,000 mg of Vitamin C daily, but with all the formulas I consume on a daily basis, my goal is to consume a few thousand milligrams of exceptionally important Vitamin C daily. The research on Vitamin C continues to expand impressively over the decades and it is a serious mistake to neglect it, or overlook it, just because we have heard about its importance for so long. As far as Vitamin B12, we were able to reduce its levels dramatically about 15 years ago when we introduced our protected form of B12, and I no longer take a separate B12, since I get adequate levels from my multivitamin and the additional CoQ10 I consume. As far as Folic Acid, we have continued to reduce its levels in recent years, as it has found itself in several formulas with the other B-vitamins, but its levels in ancillary formulas has always been quite low (20+ mcg) and we will continue to reduce it to insure that everyone’s levels remain at their appropriate healthy levels. Of course, when it comes to B-vitamins, they are extremely rapidly excreted from the body making it even less likely that any issue could ever arise. I hope the above makes it clear that we pay careful attention to these levels and we also make adjustments frequently.
Needless to say, there is no risk of Vitamin A toxicity with any of our products, since we do not use preformed Vitamin A. We only use carotenoid-based Vitamin A that is converted as your body needs it and therefore not a possible source of toxicity.
Many of the other questions have been previously answered, but I will try to answer them again after this Sunday’s shows.
I hope to see you at 11 PM Eastern Time for a quick Variety Hour before our Today’s Special begins at midnight on Saturday night and then reappears a couple of more times on Sunday. Of course, all our products will have Special Pricing and Free Shipping and Handling. And I almost forgot to mention that our Ultimate Eye Today’s Special will be available for the first time ever in an 800 capsule supply. It offers the best opportunity to save, but as usual there will be proportionate savings on all sizes.
As I often say, our eyes “look” after us for a lifetime and the ingredients in Ultimate Eye Support and green leafy vegetables allow us to give a protective thank-you to our eyes. Best of all, when we do so, no one benefits more than us. Of course, it only makes sense to protect what we all tend to consider the most important of our five senses.
Best of health.
PS. For those of you who wanted to see the photos of Muriel and our hike up Mount San Jacinto, they are in the prior blog post. Enjoy!